Sudamerlycaste gigantea (Lindl.) Archila 2002 SECTION Cinnabarinae Photo by Gein

FragrantPart ShadeColdTo Cool SpringSummerFall

Common Name The Giant Sudamerlycaste

Flower Size 2.5" [6.25 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in unknown localities as a giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with large pseudobulbs bearing small, blunt spines and carrying 3, plicate leaves and blooms in the spring, summer and fall on an erect, 17.2 to 24" [43 to 60 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence and carrying a fragrant flower.

Synonyms Ida gigantea (Lindl.) A.Ryan & Oakeley 2003; *Lycaste gigantea Lindl. 1843; Lycaste gigantea var. labelloviridis B.S.Williams 1894;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853 as Lycaste gigantea; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Lycaste gigantea; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Lycaste gigantea; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Lycaste gigantea not = L costata; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 5 1957 as Lycast gigantea Drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Lycaste gigantea; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 #9 1967 as Lycaste gigantea; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5 1991 as Lycaste gigantea drawing not = S costata; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 as Lycaste gigantea; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Ida gigantea; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Ida labelloviridis; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo not; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa, The Essential Guide Oakley 2008; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #3 2010 photo fide;

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